A landmark book for our generation, Architectural Excellence provides a unifying theory for architectural design with a decidedly non-western, culturally neutral perspective.
This work addresses the controversial subject of what constitutes architectural excellence and what if any, should be the guiding principles for buildings design. It provides rational guidelines for practitioners as they seek to create an architecture that is authentic to a society's culture.
Architectural Excellence encourages international practitioners and students of architecture to design buildings that will stand the test of time - the ultimate test of architectural excellence.
|Architecture Is the Primary Art||p. 1|
|The Classical Ideal||p. 14|
|Tradition as the Basis for Excellence||p. 22|
|Rationalism as the Basis for Excellence||p. 50|
|Nature as the Basis for Excellence||p. 66|
|Function as the Basis for Excellence||p. 76|
|Materials and Excellence||p. 90|
|Time Is the Final Arbiter||p. 102|
|The New Millennium||p. 116|
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 15th June 2008
Dimensions (cm): 26.7 x 20.0 x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.776